English Sentence:

I'm an au pair for a family of four.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

我在一個四口之家幫忙家務換取住宿。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

我在一个四口之家帮忙家务换取住宿。

Pinyin:

wo3 zai4 yi2 ge5 si4 kou3 zhi1 jia1 bang1 mang2 jia1 wu4 huan4 qu3 zhu4 su4.

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1. I 2. me 3. my 4. our

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zài

1. in, at, on 2. located at 3. at the moment (ongoing action) 4. to be, to exist 5. (an indicator of location or time)

Here: in, at

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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as

Here: one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan)

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ge

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1. piece, individual 2. (a measure word for people or objects) 3. (a numerary adjunct)

Here: (a measure word for families, homes)

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four, 4

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kǒu

1. (formal) mouth 2. (a measure word for wells, breaths, mouths, number of family members) 3. entrance, opening

Here: number of family members

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zhī

1. (possessive particle) 2. this, that, these, those 3. (old use) (a filler word without any meaning) 4. (adjectival ending)

Here: (possessive particle)

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jiā

1. home, residence, house 2. family 3. (a measure word for shops, restaurants, hotels) 4. (suffix indicating specialty of a person) 5. specialist 6. (suffix used after a noun to specify a type of person)

Here: home, residence, house, family

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幫忙   帮忙

bāng máng

1. to help, to lend a hand, to do a favor 2. assistance, help

Here: to help, to lend a hand, to do a favor

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家務   家务

jiā wù

household work, housework

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換取   换取

huàn qǔ

to exchange, to get in return

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住宿   住宿

zhù sù

1. to stay at 2. lodging, accommodation

Here: lodging, accommodation

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